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A/V MP3 Audio Player.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ZortB, 29 Nov 2011.

  1. ZortB

    ZortB What's a Dremel?

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    I want to build a unit to use as an mp3 audio player in the lounge/tv room. Obviously need it to not look like a computer and not looking for a 'Media Centre' as no video capability is needed.

    My thoughts were a 7" touch screen, low power mobo/cpu, mini/micro atx case, hard drive, wi-fi and a dedicated sound card. Case is not important as i could build this from scratch

    Has anyone tried something like this or got any suggestions for hardware etc? What would be a suitable OS for this? Nothing too overkill.

    Would something like an intel atom all in one cpu/mobo be suitable?
     
  2. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Probably not the point but a 7" tablet would be easier.
     
  3. loftie

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    +1 since that's what your basically building. I'd say a cowon mp3 player otherwise, assuming you can get to grips with them.
     
  4. ZortB

    ZortB What's a Dremel?

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    Thought about this but wasnt sure about sound output or quality through big speakers.
     
  5. docodine

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    What kind of hardware do you have powering your speakers?
     
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    I've hooked my Cowon A2 up to our surround sound, but i assume you have bigger speakers :p
     
  7. ZortB

    ZortB What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry, by 'bigger speakers', I meant not computer specific. Not got any specific ones in mind as they would be purchased as part of the build. Again any recommendations are welcome.

    I didnt want it to run through my surround sound as I want it to be stand alone.
     
  8. loftie

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    Oh by surround sound I meant our home cinema set. Still not big, but bigger than PC speakers.
     
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    ZortB What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the replies. Its looking like the tablet approach will be more viable for me.
     
  10. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Have a look at the archos ones as they are essentially big mp3 players
     

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